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I Will Keep A Light Burning!

"I will keep a light burning exhibit at the Paris Nuit Blance 2011"

Venice 1610:  Galileo finished refining a telescope he built to be able to observe the night sky. In the same year, he published his book The Starry Messenger where he shared his thoughts on what he had observed.

Rome 2011: With 500 lit candles, French artists Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, created “I Will Keep a Light Burning” to celebrate  the 400th year anniversary of Galileo’s achievement. The candles were arranged to recreate the starry sky that Galileo observed through the telescope he painstakingly put together on the night of 14 April 1611.

This same work was reproduced for the Paris Nuit Blanche 2011 on October 1 at Square Louise Michel in Montmartre.

Here is our contribution to Budget Travelers Sandbox for Nancie’s Travel Photo Thursday. Why not get over there and see many more . . . → Read More About Hollywood’s Love Affair with Paris: I Will Keep A Light Burning!

Everyone Says I Love You in Rue Cortot

"Rue Cortot in Montmartre in the movie Everyone says I love you by Woody Allen"

Rue Cortot in Montmartre could be briefly seen in “Everyone Says I Love You”, the first film Woody Allen shot in Paris. An establishing shot was made implying his character’s second flat was located here. The interior shots, however, were taken in another apartment, higher up . . . → Read More About Hollywood’s Love Affair with Paris: Everyone Says I Love You in Rue Cortot

La Dame de Fer

"Eiffel Tower seen from Trocader"

La Dame de Fer de Paris

La Dame de Fer – always the star whenever a movie is shot in Paris
This Thursday’s submission to Travel Photo Thursday initiated by Nancie at Budget Travelers Sandbox . Have a look at her blog and check out what other travel bloggers and photographers . . . → Read More About Hollywood’s Love Affair with Paris: La Dame de Fer

Watching Midnight in Paris Over and Over Again

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Nowadays, the film industry seem to put visual beauty and imagery lower in their priorities, preferring faster paced jostling action themes.

This is a bit of a pity because for some the cinema mainly provides a  visual experience. Sometimes, we all just want to sit back and watch something serene and beautiful.

It is no wonder that most people nowadays would rather watch their selected movies at home.

Take for example Woody Allen’s latest movie, Midnight in Paris, which is now many people’s favourite. A film that people, who’ve been to Paris and fell in love with the city, would want to watch over and over. (Much like the film Amelie.)

“Midnight in Paris” is quite a surprise success, even for Woody Allen. This film is quite unique in that it combines a number of different factors not commonly seen in one package. There is a blend of something very Hollywood about its style and something thoroughly artistic that could appeal even to Parisians. There is no denying the film’s beauty.

While the plot in itself is somewhat intriguing, it is the feel of this film . . . → Read More About Hollywood’s Love Affair with Paris: Watching Midnight in Paris Over and Over Again

The Grande Roue de Paris

"La Grande Roue de Paris Christmas 2010 lit up"

The Grande Roue de Paris on Christmas 2010.

The Grande Roue de Paris lit up for the 2010 Christmas and New Year celebrations.

This particularly enormous ferris wheel was originally erected in the Place de la Concorde in Paris to celebrate the coming of the Millennium.

It is a transportable giant ferris wheel and has been traveling around Europe (Antwerp in Belgium, Geleen and Amsterdam in The Netherlands, Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle in the UK) and has even been to Bangkok,Thailand.

You can see and ride it every year during Christmas and New Year celebrations back in its spot at the Place de la Concorde in Paris

This is our contribution to Travel Photo Thursday initiated by Nancie over at her site Budget Travelers Sandbox. See what others have to offer over at . . . → Read More About Hollywood’s Love Affair with Paris: The Grande Roue de Paris